SCHIPHOL – KLM introduces the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner four weeks earlier on the Amsterdam-Curaçao route than previously planned. Instead of March 29, the new aircraft replaces the Boeing 747-400 from March 1 on the daily scheduled service KL735 / 736, according to the timetable.
KLM will receive the first 787-10 at the end of June and will introduce the Dreamliner from 1 July on the route to Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam, followed by Dubai and Toronto later in the summer season. In the winter season the 787-10 will operate the Atlanta, Houston, Nairobi, San Francisco and Dubai routes.
After the introduction of the new type on the route to Curaçao on 1 March, the 787-10 will also operate on flights to Washington, Delhi and Mumbai from the 2020 summer season. In total, KLM receives eight 787-10s.
The Boeing 787-10 can accommodate 344 passengers at KLM, including 38 in Business Class, 36 in Economy Comfort and the rest in Economy Class. It means a hefty capacity reduction compared to the Boeing 747-400 which still serves the daily Curacao flight. There is room for 408 passengers in that aircraft.
On the other hand, the current Airbus A330 flight that KLM is currently operating via Sint Maarten to Curaçao will be operated directly from the winter season. “We are still working on the final schedule for CUR, but the capacity will remain about the same in the coming winter season,” a spokesperson recently told the luchtvaartniews.nl site.